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Eastern region Police & Crime Commissioners to appoint Chairpersons, details at foot of this page

Please keep an eye out for any unusual activity, remember that if you spot anything suspicious the police can be contacted by phoning 101.

Road closure in Brooke, 12 – 16 August, details here Brooke STRO2829 HM

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🥳Village Party on Saturday 17 August🎉….We hope you put the date in your diary and will come along to join in the fun with your friends and neighbours. Details on the Flyer below. Mike Knights will be providing the music with the help of a DJ friend from Norwich and together we want to take you on a musical journey from the 1950’s & the 1960’s through several decades of music both to amuse and to get your feet tapping. Don’t worry about the weather as we are erecting the large Marquee next Thursday early evening (any help you can give would be appreciated) so you will be protected from any rain showers that may occur. A number of tables and chairs will be available so you can sit down and enjoy the refreshments 🥂 you bring. As it will be quite dark later on you are advised to bring your torches.
 A mobile toilet is being provided thanks to the SVA

Room with a Brew! opens again on Tuesday 20th August from 10.30 – 12pm at Trinity Hall, everyone is welcome to pop in for tea, coffee and a chat with fellow residents, don’t miss it!  

Walking Group – On 9th August 6 walkers, none of whom had four legs, visited the Ted Ellis Nature Reserve (nae dogs allowed!), ably led by Ronnie. The rain held off but the cooler weather meant not quite as many butterflies as we’d hoped, however, lots of lovely Norfolk wetland views and some wild flowers for us to attempt to identify…name the flower and spot the missing walker below, answers on a postcard please!
Next walk is on Sunday 1st September, details in the diary. 

SHOTESHAM SCREEN…closed for the summer, back in September!

Take a walk on the wild side.. still time to enjoy the beautiful wild flowers and grasses around the common: wonderful habitat for bees and butterflies. On a recent wild flower identification walk led by the Norfolk Wildlife Trust, over 40 species were recorded! A new pedestrian gate has been installed to allow access to the common opposite Joys Loke, and you can enjoy a rest halfway under a shady tree. Please take care to respect the wildlife and keep dogs under control.

….and take a moment to enjoy the Village Pond!

Celebrate Kett’s Rebellion with a Fun Day and Fayre at Wymondham on 1st September…..details here Ketts Fun Day 


Community information….

South Norfolk older people’s forum, details here.

Norfolk campaign to S.C.R.A.P. fly tipping…details here

For assistance with power cuts, please click this link from UK Power Networks

Thinking Fuel – If you feel you may be paying too much for your oil, Community Action Norfolk (CAN) have a scheme that may assist. Click here to see how you might save and here to see how it works, or go directly to the CAN website for more details.

Our local police officer is PC 1151 Sherry Locke who now holds the position of Poringland Beat Manager, contact details for all our local officers – click here.

Local Police info – July Newsletter

News from Norfolk Police Commissioner – July  Newsletter 
Eastern region PCCs looking to appoint 15 Chairpersons to preside over misconduct hearings, click here for full details. 

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